Executive State Director and Recipient of the National Director of the Year Winner: Debra Pronovost
Debra is a resident of Cumberland Foreside, where she resides with her husband Eric. They have two children Nick a graduate of Dalhousie University and Taylor a senior at M.C. I. enrolled in a pre-professional ballet program. Debra graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine at Orono. Winning the Mrs. Maine America 2005 title Debra is grateful for the connections she made with strong, intelligent, successful women across the country. Utilizing her business background, and wanting to mentor and set a strong example of women supporting & collaborating with each other, she created Debs Productions LLC taking over the helm of the pageant in 2008. Like everything else Debra touches she directed a show that was classy, respected, elegant, and entertaining. She loves gathering with the National directors across the country every year and discussing and generating ideas to further impact women and communities across the states. Debra has very generous, inspiring volunteers as well as incredible sponsors supporting the Mrs. Maine America/Miss Maine for America Strong programs and knows first hand how they have positively impacted many Maine women across this beautiful state. Debra was awarded the coveted National Director of the Year award 2021 and she contributes that not only to the National and local partnerships but to the amazingly talented Team Maine members listed below.
Choreographer: Christine Smith
Christine is a graduate of the University of Maine and the University of New England with a BA in Biology. She works as a Family Practice Physician in a private practice. Christine was Mrs. Maine America 2010 and was a Top 12 Semi Finalist at the Mrs. America Pageant. Christine has an extensive background in dance and choreography and has choreographed pageants on state and national levels. Christine and her husband Gary reside in Saco with her 5 children Daisy, Simon and Rosemary, Daphne, and Violet.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Rebecca Pushard
Rebecca has been involved with all aspects of the pageant industry for over 25 years, as a competitor, judge, producer, emcee, coach, and director. She has held the titles of Miss Maine World America 1993, Miss International Petite Maine 1994, and Mrs. Maine America 1996. She and her husband Rob have been married for over 25 years and have 2 adult children Kaleb and Kianna. Rebecca, along with her husband, own and operate M.I.K.A. (Maine Isshinryu Karate Academies) and MIKA Fit Cross Training Center in Manchester and Augusta ME, where she teaches Martial Arts, Self defense and is a STRONG by Zumba Fitness Instructor. She is also a 5th degree Black belt and has won many awards on an international level. She was named a Finalist in " Maine's Mother of the Year 2020" and is also a morning Radio show Co-Host with "McCoy & Co." on Cruisin' Country 93.5. In her spare time, she enjoys her family, her black Lab Kali, traveling, singing, and volunteering for Veteran's causes.
Contestant Event Coordinator/Recruiter: Kimberly Mastropasqua
Kimberly joined our team following her reign in 2018 as Mrs. Maine America. Kimberly is passionate about the Mrs. Maine America Program and wanted to join the team and be part of an amazing group of women working to support and encourage each other. Kimberly resides in Scarborough with her husband Vinny and their two adorable children.
Assistant Program Book Designer/Costume Designer: Cynthia Peters
Cynthia lives in Gorham with her husband, Jack and their two children Riley and Brady. She has a degree in chemistry and worked as a quality engineer for 6 years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom. Cynthia held the Mrs. Maine America title in 2017 and was honored to represent Maine. She was excited to offer costume design to the Mrs. Maine/Miss Maine for America organization for the past two years. This year Cynthia also took on the role of helping create the program book and graphic design aspects of the pageant.
Contestant Event Coordinator/Recruiter: Jenna Richardson
Jenna is the co-owner of Shine Hair Salon located in Westbrook Maine. Jenna held the title of Miss Maine for America in 2019 and loved her experience with the Maine system so much that she immediately became a sponsor and now a volunteer on our Team Maine. Jenna will utilize her skillset in her new role and we look forward to watching the successes unfold.
Technical Director - Power Mixers D.J. Service
Official Photographer - Susan Costa Photography
Hairstylist - Jenna Richardson Miss Maine for America Strong 2019 Shine Hair Salon
Makeover Artist - Jessica Snowdeal Mrs. Maine America 2016 Kalon Spa Services
Judges Coordinator Lisa DiBiase Mrs. Maine America 2013